trees. Open Mon– Fri 10am– 6pm, Sat & Sun noon– 6pm. € 5/4. www.stasimuseum.de. Ruschestr. 103. T: 030.5536854. U Magdalenenstraße. Off Map
Story of Berlin
Almost 800 years of Berlin history arranged into 23 rooms, each describing a different theme or era and an atomic bunker for visitors to better understand the WWII air raid experience. An entertaining way to learn about the development of the city. Open daily 10am– 8pm. €12/5. www.story- of- berlin.de. Kurfürstendamm 208. T: 030.88720100. U Uhlandstraße. B4
Akademie der Künste Hanseatenweg
The Berlin art academy’s long and prestigious history dates back to 1696. Today, this is an important exhibition space, housing one of the most comprehensive interdisciplinary archives of 20th- century art. To 7 Jun: Kunst für Alle presents a collage of political art since the 1960s. Open Tue– Sun 11am–7pm. €6/4. www.adk.de. Hanseatenweg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Bellevue, U Hansaplatz. C3
A splendorous collection of 19th- century art. German artists, such as the romantics Caspar David Friedrich, Schinkel, and Blechen are well represented, while the second floor features French impressionists, including Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne. 22 May to 20 Sep: Impressionism– Expressionism: Turning Point in Art. The exhibition traces the similarities and differences between the two movements and examines their enduring popularity. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (until 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. With exhibition €12/6, €10/5 museum only. www.smb. museum. Bodestr. 1– 3. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrichstraße, S Hackescher Markt. E3
A modern art collection of 5000+ works of German and Eastern European paintings. The focus of the current presentation lies on painting, graphic art, sculpture, photography and architecture from the end of WWII to the present day. To 26 Oct: Radically Modern, the first- ever comprehensive exhibition on Berlin’s architectural heritage and urban development.Open Wed– Mon 10am– 6pm. Closed 24 and 31 Dec. €8/5 (€10/ 7 during exhibitions). www.berlinischegalerie.de. Alte Jakobstr. 124-128. T: 030.78902600. U Hallesches Tor. E4
An extensive collection of Old Masters’ paintings, a section dedicated to ancient coins, and many works of Roman and Byzantine art adorn the impressive interior of the Bode Museum, built by Ernst von Ihne in 1904. To 7 Sep: The Berlin Sculpture and Paintings Collections 70 Years After World War II commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the loss of numerous works art in the two fires that occurred in the Friedrichhain bunker. To 13 Sep: ONE GOD– Abraham’s Legacy on the Nile takes a closer look at Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Egypt from antiquity to the Middle Ages.